Gemco Hitch (flush mount) went in without a hitch :-)
Very good fit.
The hitch was obtained from Paul Z. Bennett, 2400
Blossom St., Columbia SC 29205, Phone: 803-799-4323. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Caution: Patience required.
Coach --> Toad wiring:
I found all the required wires inside the left rear corner of the coach. The coach has an
access plate on the inside, behind the tail lights. There was enough slack in the wiring
to pull it out enough to splice into with the quick connectors.
Yellow: left signal/stop light
Dark Green: right signal/stop light
Brown: tail lights
The finished (???) product:
system consists of the P&E Tow-me RV
mounted towbar and the Safe-tow braking system.
The bicycle flag
is a personal modification to hole the brakeline off the ground and to minimize the bend
at the hitch connection point.
A closeup of the brake system.
fitting is a solid fitting. Brakefluid is retained and no bleeding is necessary after the
initial bleed at installation.
actuation as the pushing toad activates the piston.
brakehose from the towbar (safety-tow) connects to a tee that was installed along with a
valve. When towing the valve is closed as brake pressure is coming via the towbar. When
driving, the hose is disconnected and with the valve open brakes are normal. The towbar
brake is installed on one half of the dual brake system so even if you forget to turn the
valve back on (shame, shame) you have braking on the toad, though reduced.
I did not
cut the original brakeline, keeping it in case I ever need to restore the toad to
original. Using a newly formed brakeline allowed better positioning for the tee/hose
seems like a lot of rigamaroo to do each time you hook up but I guess I'll get better
(faster) as I gain experience with it.
And when not towing.... all gone.
know if I made the right choice with my tow/brake system as I have nothing to compare it
I guess time (and some miles) will tell.
October '98 update: Yes, I made a good choice.
Paul also has some other stuff for us
Jack Pad Bracket
and Air Bag Lifters
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for GMC Motorhome Marketplace ad.
I made some modifications via grinder to make the Jack Pad fit for the four
Modified Jack Pad in use.
Wrapped in foil tape is a spacer so that there is no contact with the four
bagger system at all.
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